IBM Services and Support for Linux

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IBM Implementation Services for Linux

The IBM Implementation Services for Linux portfolio of offerings is designed to provide organizations with a structured and standardized approach to installing and configuring Linux operating systems on a variety of platforms.

The services are designed to speed the implementation process, minimize disruptions to your IT operating environment and reduce implementation risk--helping you to realize the benefits of your new Linux technology based systems quickly and reliably.

IBM offers full support for the Linux operating system on all IBM server products including System x (x86/x64), BladeCenter, Power Systems, System Clusters, BlueGene, and System z (mainframe). IBM offers full support for Linux on IBM systems, similar to that for AIX, i5/OS, z/OS, and Windows.

If you're ready for change, we can help you:

IBM Technical Support Services (TSS) for Linux

IBM Technical Support Services (TSS) provides comprehensive, best-in-class Linux support for the major Linux distributions like Red Hat and SUSE. We support Linux across all IBM hardware platforms as well as OEM Intel via a single provider solution. We have established strategic alliances with both SUSE and Red Hat and we are one of the largest commercial contributors to Linux. Our solution provides both Linux support services and Linux Subscription. Linux Subscription authorizes you access to the distributor's enterprise version of Linux and to maintenance packages, updates and upgrades. Our Linux services provide unlimited problem reporting via phone or electronic submission for unlimited callers and include the following:

We also offer Enhanced Support services for clients that are running business critical servers and cloud environments that may need the following:

These Enhanced Support services are designed to eliminate costs/business impact of a problem or minimize them if any should still occur.

Benefits of IBM’s Linux support services:

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